October 8, 2021

Important Reminders  

  • October      11, 2021 No School - Indigenous Peoples' Day
  • October      13, 2021 Book Fair Online Sales Begin
  • October      20, 2021      School Pictures
  • October      21, 2021 JJIS Goes Out to Thread and Nail
  • October      25, 2021 Read A Thon Begins
  • November     2, 2021 No School - Parent Conferences

Grade 4 - Connecticut Physical Fitness News

Hello Grade 4 Parents - Your student will be participating in the Connecticut Physical Fitness Assessment this year! To prepare, our Physical Education teachers will teach and train students in all the proper techniques. Please review the Connecticut Physical Fitness flyer for additional information and testing dates. 

Fall Pictures

We have a new picture company this year, Legacy Studios!  All students will be photographed on October 20, 2021. To order pictures, go to SHOP.LEGACYSTUDIOS.COM.  Enter the online code:  3556F22.  Build your photo package from there! Picture Make-Up Day will be held on November 23, 2021.  

Math Olympiad

Math Olympiad is a group of 4th and 5th grade students that meet weekly, after school, between October and March to solve challenging math problems.  The groups meet at JJIS from 3:15 - 4:15 on Tuesdays.  To become a part of the group, students take a qualifying test.  A maximum of 40 students will be invited to participate in Math Olympiad based on the results.  All students will have the option to take the test at school.  Please speak to your child about whether they would like to take the short qualifying test, which will take a maximum of 30 minutes.  The qualifying test will be given the week of October 12 - 15.  Students who qualify for the group will be notified by letter sent home in backpacks by October 19.  Students who participate in the Math Olympiad group will need to be picked up at the JJIS lobby at 4:15 each week.  The group is run by 5th grade teachers Thom Bech and Helen Desrochers.  Please email Helen Desrochers at hdesrochers@colchesterct.org or Thom Bech at tbech501@colchesterct.org if you have any questions. 


Read A Thon

The PTO is sponsoring a Read-A-Thon! This program brings students together with family and friends to encourage reading and to build literacy skills.  The Read A Thon will kick off on October 25.  For additional details, please read the READ A THON flyer

Order spirit wear for your Jaguar through the PTO!  JJIS Spirit Wear Order Form


A portion of sales at Thread and Nail on Thursday, October 21 will be generously donated to the JJIS PTO.  Please click on the Sensational Spooktacular flyer for more information!

Book Fair

We’re excited to invite you to participate in our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair starting with online shopping October 13, 2021.  Hosted by our staff, this event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.  Read the Book Fair Flyer for additional details!

Gifted and Talented Screening

In compliance with Connecticut state law, Colchester Public Schools identifies students as Gifted and Talented. All grade three, four, and five students will be screened in October 2021. Please review the Gifted and Talented Screening Letter from Pupil Services that provides additional information.

Cub Scouts

Calling all K-5th grade boys and girls. Looking for new and awesome adventures? Maybe learn some cool outdoor skills? Then Pack 13 is for you. For further information contact Deanne Corticelli at deannecorticelli@gmail.com.

CT Storm

CT Storm Basketball is putting on clinics for the fall and offering tryouts for spring basketball.

Fall Ball Flyer

Fall Ball Registration Form

Travel Team Tryout Flyer